The band formed in 2014 from a bunch of friends.
The first single “Over Again” IS OUT, produced by
Pietro Foresti. The first album of the band “ROLL
ON DOWN” is going out on April 24.
Interview by Tim Brown
When and why did you start playing?
Everybody in the band started playing in his teen age and had lots of different experiences along the way. THE CABIN FEVERS were formed in 2013 in Pisa (Italy) by the vocalist Rendy and the lead guitarist Dario “I remember Dario saying I have plenty of time, we have to play some rock n roll together !” but everything was ready only after a while, when the other long time friends Antonio, Valerio and Biacco joined the band. We started meeting for some rehearsal and we found out that it could work. Everything keeps getting better ever since!
How come you decided to write your songs in English?
Because we love the English version of rock n roll! If we had decided to write our songs in Italian the hole thing would have sounded different, as Italian has a different way to match with rhythm. On the other hand I lived 6 months of my life in the US when I was 18 (Rendy speaking) in San Bernardino California (that was a great experience by the way!). So that’s why we didn’t have any doubt. English is way better, even if I need to get my grammar fixed sometimes!
Who are your favorite musicians? Groups? CD’s?
There’s different influences in the band of course. Most of us are big fans of Guns n’ Roses, Aerosmith and the everlasting Stones but of course we love Southern and Country rock bands like Black Crowes and Blackberry Smoke. Antonio is the only metal kid in the band.
Do you perform in public? Describe those occasions? Concerts, radio, TV
Yes we love to! Rock n Roll is basically about playing live. We both like playing electric and acustic gigs, mostly in little venues around here, or in the most important clubs of the city. It really feels good when everybody has fun and it all works like a party. We also had the opportunity to play on some big stages and we can’t wait to do it again.
What makes this kind of music “good” to you?
Rock n Roll is the music we’ve always listened to. You start very young listening to your heroes with the record in your hands, reading lyrics and watching pictures. Everything comes down with a big blast in your head. That’s when you pic a guitar or drum or whatever and you want to try and do the same. It’s a very spontaneous process.
Let’s Talk about your music and your last work…
This is actually our first album! It all started from old ideas like Everytime and Little Lady (two songs of the album). We needed a start and that worked out pretty good. Then new material kept coming out. We didn’t take long to get our 10 songs ready. We took longer to find a good team to make them work, but finally we did. Pietro Foresti, our producer, has been really important in this process and helped out to find the right direction and sound. Now the album is ready and will be out on April 20. Our launch single “Over Again” is already out (7 March) and there’s an official video with this song on YouTube.
How do you feel about the internet in the music business?
Internet is a great opportunity for a band like us because it helps keeping in touch with people and fans and it’s a great way to let them know what you’re doing and what you’re going to do. If you make a good job people will give you credit for that. And social networks give you the opportunity to immediately interact with people that appreciate your work. That’s really nice. As a fan you feel like you can reach your favorite singer or player. Of course it’s more like an illusion when you deal with big names but it can work that way sometimes.
On the other hand web has changed the way most people relate to music. The hole thing is way more immaterial than it used to be in the vinyl era, but it’s good to know that there’s a revival of that.
What are the plans for the future?
Right now we are concentrated in promoting our single “Over Again” and the outcoming album “Roll On Down”. The album will be launched on April 24 with a gig at Borderline Club in Pisa and an Italian Tour will follow. We’re are still managing places and dates but everything will soon be ready. So now we are practicing hard to put our best for the show.
Could you briefly describe the music-making process?
It’s about staying together in the same room, let the riff flow, let your intuition guide you through some vocal melodies. Some words come out naturally and other will come later on. Then of course you go back to what you did and you have to find the right place for everything. A good song is like wine, it gets better with time. And you want to drink it when it’s done!